This 20-year series is in many ways the most successful country music half-hour show in history. Produced in Nashville from 1960-1980, virtually every country music performer in the business appeared over the years: Hank Williams, Jr., Mel Tillis, Jerry Reed, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Faron Young, Bill Monroe, George Jones, Lester Flatt, Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard and Lynn Anderson.
The "Thin Man From West Plains", is among the most recognized names and images in all of country music. His grand showmanship and rhinestone suits, his loyalty to the Grand Ole' Opry, his TV leadership, his championing of Dolly Parton, his unique singing voice and exquisite recitations, his songwriting, and especially, his record production, all culminat
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